Naim & Wadee'a

Naim & Wadee'a
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1999
Format : Short
Running time : 22 (in minutes)

This documentary explores the social life in Yaffa through a miniature portrait of a Palestinian couple, Wadee'a Aghabi and Naim Azar who are the filmmaker's grandparents. They lived in the city, and the effect leaving Yaffa had on them after 1948 is captured in the story built on the oral history of the three daughters of Naim and Wadee'a, Mary, Janette and Therese. Their daughters preserved their memories, and the film takes the audience into the lives of Naim and Wadee'a and into the city they were forced to leave behind.

Dir.: Naja Najar, Palestine, 1999, 22 min


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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